Conserving Trees and Recycling Paper: A Picture Book Lesson

To prepare for Earth Day and Arbor Day, we learned about conserving trees by recycling paper in our kitchen. Reading The Great Paper Caper, a silly mystery story,

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Dogs in Space Mini-Rockets: Picture Book Space STEM

What could be better than learning about space and sending off our own rockets? Learning about DOGS going in to space and helping send THEM up in to

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Build a Bird Cage: Picture Book STEM Challenge

When I read Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian, I loved the memorable parrot, Brock/Echo, who loves his crackers. After we read the book, I gave the

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Design a Leprechaun Trap: Picture Book STEAM Challenge

My daughter still talks about the time the “leprechauns” came to her preschool classroom and left their footprints everywhere, and that was years ago! There’s no doubt it’s

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Balancing like The Cat in the Hat: A Mini-Lesson on the Center of Gravity

When my son was a toddler, his favorite page in The Cat in the Hat was the “Look at Me! Look at Me! Look at Me Now!” page,

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Princess Preschool STEAM: Designing a Castle

My preschool daughter loves Princess Sofia and her animal friends, so I try to tie in her stories to our learning moments whenever we get a chance. We

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Princess School: The Rapunzel Engineering Challenge

One subject keeps my preschooler interested right now, and that is princesses. She loves Sofia the First. She loves the other Disney princesses. She loves ponies with long shimmering

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Archimedes Water Displacement Science Lesson

We’ve learned how to find the volume of a cubical object (such as my son’s bedroom). But how does one find the volume of something as odd-shaped as

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Understanding Robots: Finding the Fantasy in a Story

My son loves computer programming using Scratch, and he has always loved using Snap Circuits to create his own electrical circuits. As Christmas approached last year, I wondered

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